Programs and Events

All workshops and events will be restructured to meet current COVID-19 requirements for public gatherings. Announcements will be made on this site, Facebook and in the North Reading Transcript.
The following is our tentative calendar of events for 2021-2022:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 7PM

Harvest Buffet: Members Sharing with Members  
Masonic Lodge, Park Street, North Reading

Tuesday October 12, 2021 7PM
Joint Meeting hosted by Reading Garden Club Garden Club Members Only
Foolproof Hydrangeas
Guest Speaker: Lorraine Ballato
St Agnes Parish Center, 184 Woburn Street, Reading MA 7:00pm
Hydrangea Boutique will offer many hydrangea themed items for sale.
Boutique opens at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7PM
Masonic Lodge Park Street North Reading, MA
Flower Arranging with a Laugh
Guest Speaker: Patti Prior
How to turn grocery store flowers into glorious arrangements.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7PM Location to be announced
Birdscaping: Home Sweet Habitat
Guest Speakers: Joan Butler & Jana Milbocker 
This delightfully illustrated program explores the methods and joys of creating beautifully layered gardens with native plants that are designed to bring avian performers right into our own back yard.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022    7PM  Location to be annouonced
Urban Abundance Gardening
Guest Presenters: Matt Buchanan and Pat Schultz
Matt Buchanan and Pat Schultz of HomeGrown are certified permaculturists, urban educators, environmentalists and community activists.  They specialize in designing individualized garden plans/raised beds for clients through the lens of permaculture –  “agricultural systems intended to be regenerative and self-sufficient”

Tuesday, April 12, 2022  7PM
North Reading Garden Club Silver Tea
Location: Union Congregational Church
                                          SPRING TEA PARTY
Guest Presenter: Thelma Shoneman
Thelma will create 6 beautiful, seasonal arrangements suitable for a spring Tea Party. These creations will be raffled off at the end of the evening.
Guest Donation $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7PM
Native Plants    
Guest Speaker: Betty Sanders
Native perennials bring beauty, low maintenance and more to your garden.  With a little planning, natives can help you extend your season, starting earlier in the spring and lasting later into the fall.  Birds, bees and butterflies will provide the extra flourish of movement and sound to the garden as they use these plants as vital sources of food and sites for their reproduction.

Saturday, May, 2022           Annual Plant Sale TBD
The Garden Club will hold its Annual Spring Plant Sale from 9:00 – 1:00 in front of the Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street, North Reading. A large variety of annuals, perennials, hanging plants, vegetables, flowers and herbs will be on sale to get your garden blooming all summer long.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022        Annual Dinner Meeting     
(Members only )
Enjoy the company of your fellow Garden Club friends at our final dinner meeting.  Stay tuned for details!